I can hear the kids playing in the pool not far from my apartment. It is heated and it opened yesterday. I am not a swimming pool person, so I am not tempted to use it myself. The opening of the pool was delayed because the pump had problems and the parts were late in arriving here to be installed. I love to swim but not in pools which always seems such a sterile place to have fun in. I remember the name the Beverley Hillbillies called pools, the cement pond. It fit. I love to swim in the ocean, rivers and lakes; but the cement pond? No thank you. I remember my aunt taking me there which was nice, but I swam only because I did not want to hurt her feelings. When she was in Harbin, China (although it was Russia then), it was for Europeans only. It was a privilaged place for white people only. I just don't like swimming in artificial places and not exploring the surrounding river, lake or seashore.
I have been working in my room as my office is not complete although I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to get a table next week. I also need a file cabinet. I have one for my personal papers, but I don't for my writing. Working in bed is not bad. I have my laptop on a small bed table I found at Goodwill. I am surrounded by books and there is a tray with my tea things. I am listening to some music that I am playing on my computer/Internet from my office. I listen to the Internet radio more than anything else.
The only window that had direct sunlight is my bedroom and only in the morning. I have not opened the blinds yet as it is barely afternoon. I just ate lunch and watched some repeats from a television show called The Medium. I have no idea whether or not it is still in production but it is interesting as I watch it from Netflix. I think I like the characters of the Medium's children. I don't know who found the actors who play the children, but they did a great job especially the one that plays Aril.
I have been reading about the bad effects of cell phones and I am concerned about it. I don't stay on the phone that much. I don't have a regular phone anymore. I just have a cell phone. I was not happy with a land line I had a few years ago and swore I would never use AT&T again. The phone keep going out and everytime AT&T came out after I waited a few weeks, it would cost me a hundred dollars here and there and then the phone would go out again after it would rain. I gave up and just had a cell phone. Most of people I know did the same with the result our phone bill went down. If it is true that cell phones cause cancer, I don't know what those of us who use them, and there is a bunch of us in the world, are going to do.
Speaking of noise and sound, I have lived close to the road for a very long time even in Korea that it is odd not to anymore. There might be a small driveway that is not used very much close by but the main road is not near. I don't hear cars anymore or even trains. I hear planes ever so often. It is very quiet here except for the kids who are swimming and they are not loud at all. Sometimes I hear the sound of someone using a diving board. I can live with those sounds, but not the sounds of loud music with deep bass which is what I used to hear when my windows were open in Redding.
I am writing, reading and listening to music. To some, this might be boring. To me, it is the most wonderful time of my life. I feel as if I have landed in Paradise.